FireWire Depot LLC
has introduced its new Cutter 800+, a combination FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 hard disk drive enclosure. The new 2.5-inch drive enclosure — designed to accommodate a hard disk drive mechanism you install yourself — will begin shipping on Monday, September 29, 2003, according to the company’s Web site.
uses Oxford Semiconductors’ Oxford 922 chipset and is constructed from aluminum. The drive features two FireWire 800 interfaces and a USB 2.0 interface on its backplane, and is designed to work specifically with 9.5mm hard disk drive mechanisms.
The drive enclosure ships with a user manual, carrying case and an external universal auto-switching power adapter. Also included are a 5-pin to 4-pin USB 2.0 cable and a 9-pin to 9-pin FireWire 800 cable.
FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 both ship standard on Apple’s Power Mac G5 and recently updated 15-inch and 17-inch PowerBook G4 models; FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 are also downwardly-compatible with the FireWire 400 and USB 1.1 interfaces found on other Macs (an optional FireWire 800 – 400 cable or adapter is required).
The Cutter 800+ carries a retail price of US$142.95.